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Posted by The IRC on June 16th, 2015
Since a political rivalry in South Sudan erupted into widespread violence, some 2 million people have been forced to flee their homes. "Without a political solution, humanitarians will have to continue applying a very expensive band-aid to address suffering and save lives," the IRC said in a Jun. 16 statement. more »
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Posted by Peter Biro on November 26th, 2014
The IRC's Peter Biro shares powerful photos from Bentiu camp, where 50,000 people displaced by the ongoing fighting in South Sudan have been forced to take refuge amid swamps, sewage and human waste. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 10th, 2014
The IRC and its aid workers have witnessed firsthand the suffering caused by the crisis in South Sudan. A new IRC report provides on-the-ground evidence and urgent recommendations to help save lives. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 12th, 2014
The IRC is working to strengthen the network of health care workers in Somalia to better protect survivors of sexual assault. Specially trained health staff is critical in a country where women and girls face challenging conditions due to the widespread violence, insecurity and displacement caused by two decades of conflict. more »
Posted by Tamara Leigh on July 10th, 2014
On July 5, Jill Biden, wife of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, met with women who are working with and receiving support from the IRC in eastern Congo. Dr. Biden was on a three-nation tour of Africa focused on highlighting education and other issues facing women and girls. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 30th, 2014
Over 600,000 Syrian refugees are currently in Jordan, 80% of whom live in urban areas among Jordanian neighbors. Earlier this year, a group of Syrian and Jordanian teenage girls gathered to take part in a two-week social-therapy workshop. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 30th, 2014
More than 1,000,000 Iraqis have fled their homes in the wake of escalating violence — this year alone. They join an additional 1,000,000 previously displaced Iraqis and Syrian refugees seeking safety from violent conflict. Many have sought refuge in the northern Kurdish region. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 24th, 2014
When 46-year-old Nasra arrived in Zaatari refugee camp with her husband, Ahmad, they were weary from the long journey from Syria and the tragedies that plagued them during their escape. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 19th, 2014
"For those still trapped in areas of fighting, the fuel crisis will make it far harder to escape," says Nora Love, IRC country director in Iraq. "Even people who have already fled to Kurdistan need fuel for their cars to collect lifesaving food aid or to access hospitals." more »
Posted by The IRC on June 17th, 2014
As many as 500,000 men, women and children have fled their homes during the past week in the wake of escalating violence in Iraq. The IRC is visiting families in cities and camps where they've sought refuge to assess urgent needs and launch an emergency response. more »